AustinAfricaReview Edition Two
If Spring is coming to Austin, It means Bluebonnets and South by Southwest
This year will be the 30th year anniversary of SXSW. It has grown so large that many assume that everyone knows its story and its dimensions when in likelihood this is not the case. Musicians know about it because they come from all over the world to be a part of it, to have some of its glow reflected upon them and play at this world-renowned event. However, for some, it is hard to understand what it is and how it works. A little of its history will help and will also be used to introduce those musicians from Africa and the Caribbean that have come such a long way. Besides those musicians, there are the many musicians that have taken up an African style that also belong to the Africa of SXSW. I hope Africans that like African music will find this article useful to in learning how to access SXSW and even if they do not they will get a better of the special place where they live.
What some do not know is that while it is the largest music festival of its kind, worldwide it also is a film festival, a technology exposition, an educational forum, and a trade fair. There is so much of everything that one cannot see the forest for the trees.